[ltp] Next step up from an old R61... with led backlight

Ted Frater linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 06:14:38 +0100

On 07/04/14 02:14, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * On 2014 06 Apr 16:22 -0500, Bert Haskins wrote:
>> What would be a newer equivalent of the older T61, R61?
>> Big bright screen with led backlight, fast, quiet, and dependable.
>> Lugability is not important as I have lots of devices to cover that.
> I am very pleased with the T410 I picked up a bit over a year ago.
> Fast, very quiet, great screen.  The only "issue" is needing to install
> the "non-free" Intel wireless driver in Debian.  Mine is a 2522-WUZ, if
> that helps.
> - Nate
I read this forum but havnt posted for some time.
  because I was using a Dell Latitude D800,  Actually a good working 
machine but poor & cheap build quality in com with a Thinkpad and it 
wouldnt run mint cinnamon.
  Having used the A21P with win 98  s/w prior to that, and a 390X with 
Dos 6.22 and win 3.11 before that!! There still here and working !!
  Had to  move on like wise as the poster, and found here in the uk a 
nice ex corp Thinkpad (Lenovo) T61P with the WUXGA screen in order to 
get the core2 duo processor  etc . This  is to run
Linux mint cinnamon  after  using an early version of Ubuntu for 6 yrs. 
Needless to say I cant do s/ware,  so my son does that for  me.
  Getting used to mint.
Have  read a lot on the unreliability of the Nvidia chip in these, 
because of the high temp they run at. Seems that with mint the cooling 
fan doesnt come on very often in 2 d work.
  Any suggestions on how i can monitor processor and v chip temps in mint?.
Appreciate and guidance.